£21m ace now claims leaving Arsenal was a real ‘step forward’

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Granit Xhaka has now opened up about his decision to leave Arsenal. Arsenal sold Granit Xhaka to Bayer Leverkusen for £21.4 million in the recent summer transfer window. The departure brought an end to the Swiss midfielder’s seven year spell at the Emirates Stadium. Having arrived in north London in 2016, Xhaka went on to make 297 appearances for the club, across all competitions, racking up 23 goals and 29 assists. Stats do not tell the full story of Xhaka’s rollercoaster Arsenal career, though. The 31-year-old spent time as both a hero and a villain. At one stage, he was stripped of the capt…

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